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Treating and Maintaining Autoimmune Diseases with Acupuncture

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My boyfriend was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis 15 years ago, and other than a somewhat strong flare up 5 years after that it has stayed pretty dormant. He maintained a vegetarian diet, limited alcohol intake, and stayed very active, all of which seemed to help keep this condition at bay. For 10 years he only dealt with the occasional, mild flare up that usually subsided on its own. Even so it was still something that…

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Using Acupuncture Before, During, and After Pregnancy

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We’ve discussed the wide range of benefits of acupuncture in the past, but this month we wanted to talk about a particular group of individuals who have been seeking acupuncture, and the more specific purpose that has been bringing them in. Over the last few years there has been a noticeable increase in the number of women who have been seeking out acupuncture for issues relating to pregnancy. Often they are met with success, and…

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Children and Acupuncture

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Summer is just around the corner, and for many of us this means we become more active in our free time, or perhaps even take a short vacation from work if we’re lucky. For children, however, this time of year has a more special meaning as it brings about the beloved summer break!  They get months away from school, and this extra time is filled with a wide variety of activities. For most kids this…

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Healing with Dit Da Jow

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As the popularity of acupuncture increases in the western world, it opens the doors to the wonders of Chinese medicine. More and more people are broadening their sights beyond what has long been considered “traditional medicine” in their mind, and are branching out to different modalities. Even so, people often find themselves in an acupuncturists’ office only once “all else has failed”, or they have grown tired of endless surgeries and medications. We tend to…

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Obtaining Restful Sleep with Acupuncture

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Last month we “sprung forward” with Daylight Savings, which means that we lost an hour of our day. Of course the hour isn’t actually lost, but as we change our clocks an hour ahead we certainly feel that way.  Just changing that single hour can throw off our schedules, but it is our internal schedule that is the most affected. We struggle to get to sleep earlier than our bodies are used to, and then…

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Acupuncture for Seasonal Allergies

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Spring is a time of renewal, and every year we watch with anticipation as the world reawakens. Animals emerge from their winter hiding places, and we witness seemingly dead plants burst back to life. The days begin to get warmer, and the dull and muted tones we see around us are replaced with lush and vibrant shades of every color. It is difficult not to feel inspired as you breathe in the fresh air and…

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Gifts of Health & Wellness

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Here at HCA our goal is to help as many people as we can to feel like their optimum self. In addition to our quality and affordable acupuncture treatments, we also offer a number of health and wellness products designed to help treat whatever issues you may be experiencing. The holidays are the perfect time to share these health benefits with your friends and family! You may be familiar with some of these products already,…

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The Benefits of Ear Seeding

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We all lead complicated and busy lives, and sometimes we just can’t receive our acupuncture treatments as regularly as we would like. With the holidays fast approaching, our already full schedules become even more packed, and the hustle and bustle of this joyful time can actually add more stress for a lot of people! So what can we do to not only keep up with our treatments, but also ease any additional tension and stress…

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What’s New at HCA?

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We hope that you’ve all been enjoying this beautiful summer so far! We’ve made some changes over the last few months, offering new products and services in addition to the quality acupuncture treatments that you’ve come to expect from our skilled practitioners. Whether you’re in need of a session, would like to attend one of our classes or events, or you just want to pop in to say “Hello”, we would love to see you…

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